This important-looking volume, produced in 1952, the year of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, contains details of all the diplomatic and Foreign Office staff then in post, both in London and around the world. The amount of detail is staggering - clearly the result of many thousands of hours of work by a great many people, at a time when such resources as computer databases, mobile phones, and other modern technologies were just a distant dream.
Our copy is in very good condition, bound in red cloth textured to give an impression of leather, with impressed double borders to the front and back covers, and the title etc in gilt on the front and spine. The back cover bears an advertisement for Spink & Son, Ltd, in black. There is very little shelf wear, and the binding is firm; pages are all clean and bright, and the textblock edges are speckled with red. Endpapers carry advertisements appropriate for Foreign Office staff (Cook's Travel, diplomatic service insurers, etc). A fascinating volume for any historian.